Thursday, May 11, 2017

THINGS I LIKE MAY 11

Greetings!

Happy May to everyone. Here are my "likes" this week even tho I am sick with allergies! I'm trying.

1.  Tomato Harvest. Ok, maybe that's a little exaggerated. Here's a pic of my one small tomato. So cute. The plant grew too fast in 100 degrees in April.


2. Gluten Free  Zucchini Waffles. Wow- veggies for breakfast.  I use Gluten Free Bisquick for pancakes and waffles(the best). I thought I would try adding one small zuke peeled, shredded and added cinnamon, dash of nutmeg and vanilla to the batter. SCORE! Try it- you can't taste the zucchini and it's better for us.

3.  Making a Dog Bowl Pad for my son's new home.  I went to visit their new finished home. It is just beautiful. They have 2 large dogs with large water bowls. But, with those nice new floors I could see the water staining the wood, so I asked if they would like a pad for the water bowls and they said "YES!".  So, I took some layer cakes and scraps and made one 48 x 18. Plenty of room for the big water bottle as well. Perfect colors for their floor also. I used scrap battings sewn together and a left over gray scrap for the backing. I consider that free.

I don't know why it looks green here.  It's a dark gray with beige and brown.

4. A new quilt basted and ready for quilting. The Courage quilt.  This is a small throw 37 x 46. I used a charm pack of Heritage Reds and Blues from Benartex and half pack of Bell Solids Zen gray charms. I bordered and backed it with a navy/gold small print fabric. Only 75 pins used for backing. I usually use at least 100 but this is a small one. It's for my daughter to accompany the patriot pillows a few weeks ago. It was so quick to put together- maybe 10 hours total. Love it.



Hope you enjoyed my likes today.  Please join LeeAnna at:Not Afraid of Color for more likes.
mary


7 comments:

  1. Hi, Mary! Your waffles look and sound delicious! They are making me hungry! I love a basted quilt (after it's done!) - yours looks wonderful! How are you going to quilt it?

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    1. Thx. I stitched in the ditch to keep it light and airy.

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  2. Wow on having a tomato already! Even if it is small, that's an accomplishment! I love your sewing projects. The quilt is going to be fantastic--what color thread are you going to use? I love the idea of a dog bowl runner...I may have to make one for our puppy! Have a great week!

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    1. Thx! I used royal blue and stitched in the ditch.

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  3. zuccini waffles? Yum! Love growing vege. I remember a volunteer tomato coming up one year, like magic.

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  4. Your tomatos are so exciting! I hope they keep growing! And so cool about your zucchini in waffles. I love zucchini, and my mom always grows giant ones in her garden so my freezer is full of frozen zucchini. I never thought to put it in waffles, but it sounds delicious (mostly because waffles are delicious). I'll have to try it!

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  5. Hi,
    We haven't even planted our tomatoes yet. Las year we some come up all by them selves. Love your quilt, very colorful. Have a great day!

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